RMIA ACT Chapter and IIA-ACT Joint Event - Integrating Internal Audit and Risk

5:00pm Wednesday, 17 August 2022
6:30pm Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Chapter Event
28 Sydney Avenue
Forrest, Australian Capital Territory 2603

RMIA ACT Chapter and IIA-ACT Joint Event - Integrating Internal Audit and Risk


Event Description 

The RMIA ACT Chapter and IIA-ACT Chapter Council are holding a joint panel event on integrating internal audit and risk, kindly hosted by PwC Canberra. 

Recent developments have once again brought the integration of audit and risk to the fore. With the election of a new federal government, internal audit and risk functions have an opportunity to leverage machinery of government changes to influence risk culture. The new Commonwealth Risk Management Policy is also expected to have cultural implications for second line functions as focus evolves from risk matrices and registers to risk culture and controls effectiveness.
Our panel members span the gamut of roles involved in delivering and oversight of audit and risk functions. They will be sharing their insights on current developments impacting internal audit and risk functions, including the cultural element of integrating internal audit and risk – both between these functions and as a united front influencing organisational risk culture. While the event has a public sector focus, the topic has relevance to any organisation undergoing a merger, implementing a new organisational structure, or involved in public service provision.

Panel Members

Liam Demamiel, National Manager (Acting), Australian Financial Security Authority & RMIA Risk Manager of the Year 2021

Liam Demamiel is a Certified Practising Risk Manager with a decade of experience managing risk in complex Commonwealth Government settings. Liam is the RMIA’s Risk Manager of the Year 2021, and is currently Acting National Manager, Legal and Governance at the Australian Financial Security Authority. AFSA was awarded the Gold Award (Enterprise Wide category) at the 2021 Commonwealth Awards for Excellence in Risk Management.


Jenny Morison, AM FCA FAIM

Jenny was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for "significant service to business in the field of accountancy, and to professional associations". She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and has had significant involvement with Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. She was a director of the National Board 2003-2008 and was Chair of the ACT Council for a number of years. Jenny is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and was a director on the National and NSW/ACT Boards, as well as numerous other private sector and government corporations and authorities. Jenny was also awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 for services to accounting and ACT Telstra Business Women of the Year (Business Owner), 1999.

In more recent times, with the introduction of Commonwealth government introduction of reforms to enhance financial and performance reporting, risk management and internal controls, Jenny has been at the forefront of the set-up and operation of Audit and Risk Committees, a key element of the reforms. She is the independent Chair and member on a number of departmental and agency committees which report directly to Secretaries and agency heads.

Jenny is a leader amongst women working in the accounting profession and continues to mentor many younger women.


Liesl Centenera, GAICD

Liesl is a consultant specialising in governance and human resources matters.  She holds a Degree in Economics and Law (ANU), was admitted to practice in the ACT Supreme Court and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. Liesl had a career as a senior executive within the ACT Government, including the ACT Chief Minister's Directorate and ACT Health Directorate. Liesl has held appointments as Chair, Bosom Buddies Management Committee; Chair, Music for Canberra Board; and Deputy Chair, Territory Records Advisory Committee. She is also the current Chair, Canberra Catholic Archdiocesan Advisory Panel and the Saint Peter and Paul School Community Council.


Laura Cumiskey - Senior Manager - Organisational Culture and Behavioural Assurance Team & Specialist in Risk Culture, PwC

Laura is an experienced senior manager in our Behavioural Assurance team, and a specialist in risk culture. She helps clients develop end-to-end solutions to better align their people and culture practices to strategy and risk appetite. She has extensive experience in managing and performing cultural and behavioural assessments across a broad range of industries and multinational organisations, both within Australia and New Zealand, and across Asia. 


Rahul Verma, Partner, PwC (Moderator)

Rahul leads the delivery of PwC’s Internal Audit services in the Canberra market and Federal Government, and brings deep experience in leading compliance, performance, IT, project management, governance, finance and culture audits. Rahul brings a strong and extensive background in governance, risk and controls, compliance and assurance frameworks, business process improvement, contract management and project and program assurance.


Event Details

DATE & TIME: 5:00pm - 6.30pm AEST - Wednesday, 17 August 2022

LOCATION:  PwC Canberra Office, 28 Sydney Avenue, Forrest

INVESTMENT:  Free for RMIA Members and $65 incl GST for Non-Members

For Group Bookings please email events@rmia.org.au or call 0430 157 508. 

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Registration for this event will close 48 hours prior to the event when attendees details will be provided to the venue due to COVID-19 requirements. We cannot guarantee any ticketing or catering changes after this time.


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